Wear Pharrell's hat on your shirt.
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The M.O.C. Brand works fast, y'all. ICYMI, Pharrell wore a giant, "military-inspired" hat to the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday that got a TON of attention from the internet. (TBH, though, I don't know how anyone could have missed it because I'm pretty sure you could see that thing from space.) The internet compared it to everything from the Arby's logo to Smokey Bear to Canadian Mountie, and thus, a meme was born. Naturally, the M.O.C. Brand (formerly Yolo Polos) wasted zero time in adding Pharrell's major sartorial moment to their growing collection of stitched-on icon clothing, so now you can officially sport a piece of Grammy history on your person.
It's no secret that we are HUGE fans of Teen Wolf star Holland Roden's style. After seeing what she wore to sit front row during New York Fashion Week and how she totally nailed hosting MTV.com's Red Carpet Report for the 2013 Movie Awards, we know she knows her #FASHION. We were lucky enough to chat with Holland after the Grammys Red Carpet (and before she hit up the after-party in a gorgeous caped dress) about her fave looks from Chrissy Teigen, Taylor Swift, and more.
Chrissy Teigen at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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Overall, Holland picked Chrissy Teigen as Best Dressed. She admired how put-together she looked and how well her golden gown looked both IRL and on camera. She also lauded Chrissy for wearing designer Johanna Johnson, who is not necessarily a household name yet. Holland also drew a comparison between Chrissy's dress and the evening's big award, saying, "Chrissy looked like a Grammy statue." A glamorous, sequined Grammy statue.
Pharrell and Malcolm McLaren in their matching hats.
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Last night at the Grammys, Pharrell's hat was all the rage, so to speak, making rare note of forestry on the red carpet, and even garnering its own Twitter account. But while his pairing of the Smokey hat (or, to him, "military inspired") with an Adidas jacket may have seemed random, there was a very specific method to his madness: His ensemble paid homage to the video for Malcolm McLaren's 1982 single "Buffalo Gals," written after the legendary punk svengali/visioneer first attended a Zulu Nation park jam in the Bronx. In essence, Pharrell was bigging up that very creative moment when punk and hip-hop were cross-pollinating and speaking to one another, both musically and sartorially.
McLaren opens the "Buffalo Gals" video in the very same park ranger hat and khaki safari jacket, bopping around between shots of a very formal square dance in a basketball court, and slightly less formal B-boys clad in Pharrell's exact Adidas gear. "Buffalo gals go around the outside," McLaren raps, with background vocals and scratches by members of the Zulu Nation and the World's Famous Supreme Team. As style collisions go, Skateboard P.'s ensemble makes sense in this context, even if it didn't on the carpet.
After the final performance got cut off by the closing credits, after everyone stopped wondering if there was some sort of safety net to catch Pink if she fell from those strings in the air (but seriously, was there?), after Pharrell ran out of things to say on behalf of Daft Punk—there were still a few very *ACHEM* VERY important honors to be handed out. The fashion awards, OBVIOUSLY.
If it were left up to just us, Skateboard P.'s giant Arby's hat would have taken home ALL the awards, so instead, we teamed up with MTV News and put together an expert panel to break down the best and worst looks of the night. Our very own Gaby Wilson repped Team Style and Christina Garibaldi reported for News, alongside US Weekly Fashion Police contributor Chelsea White and #shehashadit blogger (and MTV Style contributor) Jarvis Derrell.
The many looks of Katy Perry at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Katy Perry and the 2014 Grammy Awards made beautiful music together. Sorry, John Mayer. You've been replaced. With an inanimate event. Even though Katy didn't win any awards, she basically stole every stylish hour of the show with four different wardrobe changes. (I mean, Daft Punk cleaned up tonight, and I'm pretty sure they only changed helmets twice.) Hour One: Red carpet glamour. Hour Two: Electric performance-wear. Hour Three: Post-performance quick change. Hour Four: After-party glam. But there's WAY more to it than that. Let's break down all the finer details of Katy's big night, shall we?
The 2014 Grammy Awards were all about amazing performances, stunning fashions, and creating wonderful memories that will last us forever. JK, the night was like 99% about Pharrell's hat! And Madonna's hat! And Pharrell's OTHER hat! From the second the stars started to fill out the red carpet, we couldn't help notice that hip headgear was simply everywhere. Take a look at ALL of tonight's millinery masterpieces:
Pharrell at the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.
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We're going to go ahead and deem Pharrell's hats the real stars of the Grammys. I mean, hellooo. Just LOOK at his red carpet hat, the first one of two he sported this evening. Twitter appropriately exploded as people started drawing comparisons ranging from Smokey Bear to Canadian Mountie to Arby's logo. He changed for his "Get Lucky" performance, opting for a more conservative, albeit equally large and awesome, fedora. But, c'mon, Pharrell rocks no matter WHAT sits atop his beautiful head.
The Grammys red carpet was, of course, filled with fashion, but we, as usual, were keeping our eyes out for nail art. Luckily, we were #blessed with a number of swagged-up nails, from Rita Ora, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Bonnie McKee, and Madonna. Check 'em out below!
Rita Ora at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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One of our faves, Rita Ora, went BIG on nail art, with totally different designs on each nail. We're not entirely sure of the connection between a Batman symbol, a smiley face, a Comme des Garçons heart, and a mustache, buuuut they're all colorful and we're always down for some variety.
While the Grammys might not be held as sartorially high as the silver screen’s awards shows, what they lack in couture, they make up for in conversation-starting left-field looks, daring hairstyles, and crazy nails. This year there was a little more couture than usual, but also a greater discrepancy between those wearing it and their dressed-down counterparts. (We see you, Pharrell.) But that’s OK, because the artists who got a little more fancy than everyone else stood out (for the better) that much more.
TAYLOR SWIFT IN GUCCI
Taylor Swift at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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Not shockingly, Taylor Swift did not go bold this year—or veer away from her now-signature white/silver palette. We get it, Swift: You are obsessed with Madonna’s “Ray of Light.” Or you want to look like one. Whatever the case, while she stuck with her usual color choice, she at least toughened up her look a little thanks to Gucci’s chain mail gown, a nice risk to see and surely not a comfortable one.
Madonna at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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When Madonna hit the red carpet, she told E!'s Giuliana Rancic that her son David Ciccone Ritchie, who was by her side, picked out her outfit. The pair struck an adorable duo pose in matching suits and hats, with David accessorizing with patent spats and the increasingly popular lapel brooch for men. His mom, of course, went full glitter: She's been essentially nowhere without her grill as of late, whether photo shoots or Instagram—we wouldn't be surprised if she wore it under her mask skiing or during yoga.